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Average Mileage:
63,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1989 Chevrolet Silverado engine problems

engine problem

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1989 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 021990

Silverado 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


had truck for two yrs -4motors, 5 trans, 2 front ends, 3 rear ends,2 new wiring systems, 2 air conditioing, systems. GM of Canada said there was nothing wrong with truck. 45 pages of repair invoices later. i had enough. Sued them and they finally admitted in court that truck was a lemon.Got my money back plus extra 25,000 for court cost and suffering. Have never bought another GM product again. after the court case they tried to sell the truck again. Judge was told of this and forced GM to crush it.F*CK YOU GM.

- ultramagshooter, Edmonton, Alberta, canada

problem #1

Jun 202008

Silverado 2500 350

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Hello, I'm having problems with my 1989 Chevy Silverado 1500. This truck has 112,000 miles and I have kept it well maintained, but it dies while you're driving down the road. It has a propane system that I installed, but the problem occurs while running on gasoline or propane: the "service engine soon" light comes on, the engine starts running rough, like "dieseling", and a few minutes later the truck will die. Unfortunately the power steering and brakes also die without engine power. I've never had an accident because of it, but it has gotten interesting a few times, not to mention making other drivers honk and yell curses. If you pull over and shut it off until the engine is cool you can get back on the road and it's fine. It only has this problem once in awhile, not all the time, and I have checked and changed every filter, valve, and line I can think of. Computer codes didn't help, and I've been to 3 mechanics. The truck does burn a bit if oil in the exhaust when you fist start it, and the heat gauge reads at 210 degrees when it has trouble, which is a bit higher then normal even with plenty of coolant. Someone suggested to check a exhaust valve, or the distributor/ignition module. Anybody have any ideas?

- country@heart, Shawnee, OK, US

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